Inter-Faith Council for Social Service



(Updated December 2, 2020)

If you are a single woman in search of information regarding emergency shelter during inclement weather, please call 919-932-6025 ext. 20 to speak to a staff person on duty.  


Shelter for Homeless Families and Single Women

IFC HomeStart is a 24-hour emergency shelter for women and families experiencing homelessness. In keeping with IFC’s belief that everyone deserves dignified and affordable housing, we provide a safe, temporary home until residents obtain permanent housing.  We assist residents in connecting to appropriate community resources for finding housing as soon as possible, as well as other resources such as healthcare and income growth.  During extremely cold weather, we offer emergency overnight accommodations as space allows.

If you are experiencing homelessness and are interested in information about admission to HomeStart (including the availability of cold weather cots), please call the Orange County Homeless Information Line at 919-245-2655.  To speak to the HomeStart staff on duty, call 919-932-6025 ext. 20.